This species appears to be restricted to the south-central highlands and the flank of the eastern escarpment of Madagascar. Many of the known speciments were apparently taken out of forested areas and in part above the treeline (Goodman 2003). It is only known from less than 10 sites, although it may be difficult to trap. It is found between 2,050 and 2,450 m asl (Goodman et al. 2013).
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, population, threats and ecological requirements. Even though it is difficult to trap, the majority of specimens of this species were collected more than one hundred years ago meaning we can make no concrete conclusions on its extinction risk at this time
- Data Deficient (DD)
- 2006Data Deficient (DD)
- 1996Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
It has been recorded from the Andringitra National Park. Further studies are needed into the ecology, distribution, population abundance and threats to this species. Specialized surveys using appropriate pitfall trapping techniques will be needed to target this species.
Four-toed rice tenrec
The four-toed rice tenrec (Oryzorictes tetradactylus) is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and swamps.
- Bronner, G. N.; Jenkins, P. D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
- Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section), Goodman, S., Jenkins, P. & Olson, L. (2008). Oryzorictes tetradactylus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
|This article about a mammal is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|